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K&N intake experience

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Todds5189, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Nov 15, 2015 at 3:27 PM
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    Todds5189

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    I (against the advice of many here) just installed a K&N Aircharger intake on my 2011 Tacoma 4.0 V6. I believe the part number is 63-9025 (plastic tube, not chrome). I know all the posts/threads about it pulling air from under the hood, possible power loss, etc. I would like to respond to what I've noticed.


    The kit was easy to install, took me about 90mins or so. Everything went smooth, good instructions with pictures. Very happy with the outcome.


    Performance wise, I have noticed-
    Much smoother transmission shifting, but I'm not sure why?!?
    Truck does feel like it pulls harder in the upper RPM range.
    I do believe it has improved throttle response.
    No noticed HP/torque increase or decrease in lower-mid RPM range.
    Still working on my average MPG with intake installed. I don't believe, at this point it has helped/hurt my mpg.


    Sound wise, I have noticed-
    Can't even hear it at all while idling, or at normal every day driving. However, I do have a magnaflow exhaust system, so it would be hard to hear anyways.
    When at WOT, you can definelty hear it, even over the exhaust. Much louder!


    Overall, I'm happy with it. No CEL's, no ill-effects or noticeable issues. I wouldn't discourage anyone from buying it, I just can't say if it did indeed improve my HP/torque, especially in the low-mid RPM range.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2015 at 3:47 PM
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    Yoda's TRD

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    good to know info

    please follow up on this post in about a month, and give us an update.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2015 at 3:49 PM
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    I will do it man! I'm going to keep track of my mpg mainly. I've seen people say they got a little more mileage and some say they lost a little.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2015 at 3:54 PM
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    NOTE- if anyone hear could enlighten me on why the transmission may be shifting smoother, I am very curious...not sure why the air intake affected it, but it did!
     
  5. Nov 15, 2015 at 4:03 PM
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    Rock lobster, you may be correct. It could all be in my head. I really don't see how changing the intake could effect the transmission, unless it has to do with me disconnecting the battery while installing the intake.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2015 at 4:39 PM
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    this 100%
     
  7. Nov 15, 2015 at 4:40 PM
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    They look cool. I'd "personally" spend my money on something else (unless I had a S/C) but that's just my opinion and you know what they say about that.
     
  8. Nov 15, 2015 at 4:45 PM
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    ZachPrerunner

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    Don't forget the boost the intake is giving him :D
     
  9. Nov 15, 2015 at 4:48 PM
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    Again, I never claimed it added a lot of horsepower, or that the intake was the best thing for a Tacoma since sliced bread. I just gave my honest opinion of the installation/after effects. I was not the type to just take the word of everyone here, I wanted to try it myself. It may be placebo, but I was honest about what I "think" I notice. Never did I encourage anyone to buy it.
     
  10. Nov 15, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    I'm just messing with ya OP. If you like the sound and "capabilities" of the intake, ride on. Plenty of people install them and enjoy the product.
     
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  11. Nov 15, 2015 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks Zach.
     
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    Your Magnaflo exhaust.. how do you like it? Looking for something with a nice sounds but not enough to have my neighbors hate me, but they should know when I'm home haha
     

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